Before Embarking on Our Summer Roadtrip Be Aware of These 3 Common Car Problems
Summer time is almost here and that means it’s also time for family vacations, fun getaways, and exciting summer road trips. If your summer road trips will be long ones with plenty of mileage put onto your car, you should perform some preventive maintenance to make sure that your car doesn’t have any problems while you’re traveling.
Check all the fluids and fill them, if necessary, and check the air pressure and condition of your tires. You should also consider having the oil changed and getting a flush-and-fill service for your radiator, too.
Three common car problems that you may encounter while you’re burning up the miles on the highway are:
- Overheating Engine: If your engine starts overheating, you should pull over immediately to avoid serious damage to your car. Let the engine cool down and check the fluid in the radiator. If necessary, add water to the radiator so you can get your car to a service center.
- Flat Tires: The highway has a variety of obstacles from pot holes to nails and broken glass that can cause a flat tire. Make sure your spare tire is in good shape and full of air, and keep a can of “fix a flat” in your car for emergencies.
- Electrical Problems: Sometimes an electrical problem with a car is nothing more than a blown fuse, so carry spares of all amp sizes. You should also have any potential issues, like a lit “check engine” light or a turn signal that behaves erratically, checked thoroughly before beginning your summer road trips.
Always keep your vehicle’s insurance paperwork with you when traveling, too! To make sure you’ve got the coverage you need to protect your vehicle if something unfortunate occurs while you’re vacationing, contact our agents at Schumacher Insurance Group today.
Posted on April 20, 2014, in Agency, Uncategorized and tagged auto insurance, automobile insurance, car insurance, lower car insurance premium, preventative care. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.